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Mississauga dentist offers sedation and reflexology to ease fears

Dentistry on 10 can’t prevent gum disease and other destructive conditions amongst those individuals who refuse to seek dental care. Yet at the same time Dr. Rina Kotecha and her team empathise with these individuals. There is a reason that the treatment necessary to keep their mouths healthy is delayed. Since oral health is so interconnected to general health, these individuals may also be at greater risk for serious medical conditions.

Some of the conditions may be brought on by discomfort when chewing, which prompts a domino effect of problems resulting from poor nutrition. Other conditions such as cardiovascular disease are thought to be connected to the bacteria and inflammation associated with advanced gum disease or periodontitis.

The fear of pain regularly ranks up there with the sound of the drill and anxiety over shots as top reasons individuals avoid the dentist and the treatments they may desperately need. In addition to offering sedation options to calm anxious patients, Dr. Kotecha encourages them to reconsider how they perceive modern dental offices. For instance, there are newer methods that eliminate the need for shots and surgical cutting. Lasers represent one of the methods that can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, from cosmetic gum recontouring to restorative treatments such as fillings.

You may even opt for reflexology, which is a service that relaxes patients by applying pressure and massage to relieve tension based on the concept that reflex points on the feet, hands, and head are connected to the rest of the body.

Some of these newer or natural methods and techniques can even reduce the need for excessive medications or anaesthesia to manage pain and promote recovery following treatment.

It should be noted that all of these services, from sedation to reflexology, require skill and certification. As it relates to medications and therapies to ease discomfort during the procedure, the criteria necessary to legally offer such sedation depends on the level of sedation offered. Generally, sedative options range from nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) to oral conscious and intravenous sedation.

To find out more conventional and natural sedation options offered in Mississauga, phone Dentistry on 10 at (905) 455-9262.

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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.